We live in a world where everything is a mystery, and we need to uncover some. With those mysteries, life is more exciting, mainly if you are driven to explore and discover many things about life. With humans, other living creatures, and plants on earth, some of us might wonder how they are made or how they live. Not only those things, but there are also events that we need to know it happened and who are the people involved.
As people grow older, we are more aware that we are learning even outside the school. And for us to be wiser, we need to explore, research, study, and ask other people about many things. Life is full of mystery, that’s why we need to crave more knowledge, and that knowledge should be handy soon. With that, here are some of the did you know facts that you must know.
Flamingos Eat Their Food With Heads Upside Down
Due to the Flamingos mouth structure, they are not able to eat normally. They rustle up their food from muds and salty water, then lower their bills and use it to filter their food. The tongue of a flamingo assists in pumping their food filled with water three to four times per second, and that’s because they are filter feeders. Bills of other birds are opposite of the Flamingos, the upper bills are not established, and the lower one is more massive. But Flamingos perfectly adapted that upside-down setting.
Moths Have No Stomachs
There are some kinds of species that do not eat after they transpire from their sheath. For example, there is a specie called Luna. They don’t eat anything at all as they don’t have stomaches in their bodies. Their life is only a week. The only purpose of their life is to lay eggs after getting mate then die.
Rabbits Eat their Poop
Rabbit and hares produce two kinds of droppings, little black hard and dry ones, and the other one is softer, moist, and sticky feces, which consist of nutrients. The soft one that is chosen to eat again is known as cecotropes. Cecotropes, also called night feces, is full of valuable nutrients, such as B vitamins, protein, and fiber, all the rabbit needs. They are re-ingesting the cecotropes to reabsorb all the nutrients from the food. Since it only comprises at night, you will only be able to see the rabbit eating their stool late at night or early morning, and that process is once daily.
The 8% of Earth’s Population has One More Rib
There are twenty-four ribs in every fully developed person. That means twelve ribs on one side of the body. But out of every two hundred persons, there is a person who born with one extra rib. The name of this extra rib is a vertical rib. That rib can be seen during the time of birth. It grows from the neck base and situated before the collarbone. It can either on one side of the body, which can be left or right.
In many cases, the rib doesn’t even appear in an XRay as sometimes it is just a slender filament of fiber. But the good thing is that it doesn’t create complications to the person who has it. In the case, if it squeezes near the nerves or blood vessels, it can create insensitivity of the arm. It can also cause neck pain.
Every Planet is named after God except for Earth
It might surprise you to know that every Planet of the solar system is named after a specific God’s name. There are another 7 total planets in the system except for the Earth and all of them were named after the Roman Gods. This happened back then in the ancient time where these planets were visible to the naked eyes. These planets include Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn.
World’s oldest sperm came from a Shrimp
Yes, it’s true. An ostracod, also known as “Shrimp,” is responsible for the oldest fossilized sperm in the world. These creatures existed thousands of years ago. The length measured of them was measured to be 1.3 millimeters, which is like a similar sperm length.
The Vegetable Musical Instrument
There was an Australian music group by the name of Das Erste Wiener. They were famous for using the instrument made from only vegetables. All of their musical instruments were made from vegetables, so after the show gets end, they used those vegetables to make the sops for their audience.
Avocado – The world’s most nutritious fruit
The single Avocado holds more than 25 essential nutrients, which makes it one of the most nutritious fruit, but most people still ignore this fruit because it contains high-fat content, which is also part of its nutrients.
Canned food Last way longer than its expiry Date
All of the companies that offer canned food play this trick, which might shock you. The canned food is potentially good to consume, even after the years of the expiry date mentioned on it. These companies only put those expire date to increase their sales so that consumer can throw the old unconsumed canned food and buy the new ones from them.
Hickey caused the death of a young boy
Julio Macias was a young Mexican boy. He was only Seventeen-years old when he died due to Hickey. Her girlfriend didn’t know that but a Blood clot was formed by the hickey which has a direct connection with the boy’s brain. This formation of this blood clot became the reason for his death at a very young age.
Leeches get attracted towards Garlic
Vegetable Garlic is one of the known and oldest nurtured crops. History tells that the Great Pyramid builders use to eat Garlic to gain more strength in their bodies. Another surprising yet tested fact that Garlic attracts the blood-sucking leeches. It was tested on a human, and the results were that It took around 45 seconds to leeches to suck flood from a clean hand, whereas it took only 14.9 seconds to suck the blood from the hand covered with Garlic.
According to some people, knowledge is power. It might be true because the more you know things, the more you will know how to handle a situation or take advantage of your knowledge to have the upper hand. Never stop learning and know more things and gain more wisdom that you can use in the future.